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OO DB language
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why not create a computer language that, rather then keeping class definitions and implemtations in beig long text files, stores the objects in a kind of Database. Surely this would make large projects easier to manage?
DrDirtyDog, Sep 25 2001

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jutta, Sep 25 2001

       Baked. Delphi, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Borland C++ Builder all work more or less like this, using text files with additional information (usually in comments) and sometimes additional project data files to allow users to browse and search code more effectively.   

       It's perfectly possible to hold a database in a plain text file, since all a database is is a list of records, each one containing some data for each field, together with some definitions and properties. These can be held either in plain text or in binary data files.   

       What matters is how the software you have interacts with your data, not what format the data is stored in. It's possible to edit a text database in a text editor (Access lets you store files in this format) or use full SQL searches on it, and it's possible for an IDE to access and browse program code in text files in a hierarchical way.
pottedstu, Sep 25 2001


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